BVRLA to inform Transport Decarbonisation Plan

During recent weeks the BVRLA has attended a series of Transport Decarbonisation workshops hosted by the Department for Transport.

Topics discussed during the sessions held so far have included accelerating modal shift, place-based solutions, decarbonising delivery of goods and road decarbonisation. 

The BVRLA was invited to share a presentation ahead of the road decarbonisation workshop which was shared with 140 attendees.  

It highlighted the role that BVRLA members play in delivering transport decarbonisation, both via increased uptake of electric vehicles and by moving people away from private car ownership to shared mobility solutions.  

It also emphasised how fleet cycles enable the industry to be the largest supplier of nearly new vehicles into the used car market and provided an opportunity to highlight key recommendations from the association’s phase out consultation response.  

In a recent letter to the BVRLA Chief Executive, Gerry Keaney, the Minister for Transport, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, acknowledged the valuable role that BVRLA members play in transport decarbonisation, saying:  

“The Department fully acknowledges BVRLA members’ important role in delivering emissions reductions from road transport. That is why we invited the BVRLA to be one of a limited number of expert contributors to our Transport Decarbonisation Plan workshops, providing key materials for attendees to consider before participating, helping to independently shape those discussions.” 

BVRLA Director of Corporate Affairs, Toby Poston, is meeting the Transport Secretary of State’s newly appointed special advisor this week to talk about the vehicle rental, leasing and fleet sectors, and to explain how influential the industry will be in helping the Government to achieve its net zero ambitions.  

The BVRLA will be submitting a response to DfT’s call for ideas on creating a plan to decarbonise transport. If members would like to provide feedback, contact policy@bvrla.co.uk

The call for ideas can be found on the Consultations page of the BVRLA website